From EADS’ Investors Day 1: Airbus parent EADS is having two days worth of briefings for aerospace analysts. Here’s initial news coverage from Day 1:
Reuters: EADS strategy stresses Airbus
Reuters: EADS IDs new dividend policy, A350 target
Illinois and 777X: Add the Prairie State to those submitting bids to Boeing for the 777X assembly site. Illinois was previously not included in any list that we saw.
Air Canada: The airline’s Board of Directors meets today to ratify staff recommendations to replace the Airbus A319/320/321 fleet. Airbus and Boeing are competing with their A320neo and 737 MAX families. This competition is said to be only for the 150-200 seat sector. A separate decision for the 100-149 seat sector is expected to come next year. Bombardier hopes to win that part of the deal.
Update, 10:30 PST: The Wall Street Journal says Air Canada and Boeing are negotiating a deal for 50 737 MAXes.
Update, 11:15am PST:
LOT gets $33m from Boeing: Reuters reports that LOT Polish Airlines will receive $33m from Boeing for the 787 problems. Payments will be in cash, the news agency says.
Jon Ostrower reports that AC is now exclusively negotiating with Boeing, not Airbus:
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And the IAM and BA meet for the second day in a row, the curtain having risen on act two of the comic farce: http://iam751.wordpress.com/2013/12/11/iam-751-and-boeing-leaders-meet-again-talk-777x/
AC getting 737s would not be a surprise after having ordered 777s & 787s.
The surprise would be that they renew the A320s with NEOs 😉
Unfortunatly I am afraid that the passenger will one again loose in this deal as the 737s are less roomy.
Good news for Boeing, bad news for Airbus and, well, maybe a good lucking chance for Bombardier….